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Old Time Radio Researchers GroupCBS Radio Workshop - Single Episodes

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CBS Radio Workshop was a revival of the Columbia Workshop of the late thirties. All 86 episodes survive today. The series aired from 27 Jan 1956 until 22 Sep 1957, of course on CBS. The original idea for the show came from Irving Reis back in the thirties. What he wanted was an experimental workshop, a sustaining program where actors, writers and technicians could produce scripts the sponsors might be afraid to try. The time was right in the late fifties to try this concept again, however, under different circumstances. By this time television was taking the big money so why not try this concept again since most of the big sponsors were already transitioning over.

William Froug, a CBS vice president was the force behind this revival. He grew up with the old Columbia Workshop and pitched the idea to Howard Barnes. Howard agreed with the idea and William Froug chose Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" as the first program. Aldous Huxley narrated and William Conrad announced this radio adaptation of "Brave New World". The series brought together the cutting edges of writing, music, and sound. Overall it was a big hit with radio personnel and listeners. So much so that the east coast wanted in too. Thus the series alternated between the west and east coast production centers. Why not spare a little time and give a listen to some outstanding radio drama. Take the challenge and compare the CBS Radio Workshop with the original, Columbia Workshop. You decide for yourself which series is better.

This is the CBS Radio Workshop, dedicated to man's imagination, the theater of the mind.

From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.

This audio is part of the collection: Old Time Radio
It also belongs to collection: Radio Programs

Artist/Composer: Old Time Radio Researchers Group
Keywords: OTRR; Old Time Radio Researchers Group; Old Time Radio; OTRR Single Episodes; CBS Radio Workshop; Columbia Workshop; Drama; Anthology; 1950s; 1956; 1957; OTRR - 2010-07

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0



This is a production of the Old Time Radio Researchers Group located at Old Time Radio Researchers Website and the Old Time Radio Researchers Group.

It contains the most complete and accurate version of this series in the best sound possible at the time of creation. An updated version will be issued if more episodes or better sounding ones become available.

If you are interested in preserving old time radio, you may wish to join the Old Time Radio Researchers Group at Yahoo.

This is the Single Episode Page. The Certified Set includes extras not found here. It is located at OTRR Certified Set. This page is provided in case you want to sample the shows.

Note that in many cases, file names have been modified from the original OTRR names to conform to naming requirements.

Relax, listen, and enjoy!

OTRR Definitions:

OTRR Certified Accurate -- A series that is Certified Accurate indicates that all the episodes are properly identified and labeled but that the series does not contain all known extant episodes.

OTRR Certified Complete -- A series that is Certified Complete is the highest level of certification available under the OTRR Certified Standards. This certification level implies that all the files in the series are Certified Accurate but also indicates that the series is as complete as possible – it includes all extant episodes.

OTRR Non-Certified -- A collection of shows that has not gone through the OTRR Certification process.

Individual Files

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Audio Files VBR MP3
Brave New World Part 1 13.6 MB 
Brave New World Part 2 13.6 MB 
Storm 26.7 MB 
Season of Disbelief and Hail and Farewell 27.2 MB 
Colloquy #1- Interview with William Shakespeare 13.3 MB 
The Voice of New York 13.5 MB 
Report on E.S.P. 13.5 MB 
Cops and Robbers 26.7 MB 
The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes 13.5 MB 
The Exurbanites 13.5 MB 
Speaking of Cinderella-If the Shoe Fits 13.5 MB 
Jacob's Hands 13.5 MB 
Living Portrait - William Zeckendorf, Tycoon 13.4 MB 
The Record Collectors 13.5 MB 
The Toledo War 13.4 MB 
The Enormous Radio 13.7 MB 
Lovers, Villains and Fools 27.2 MB 
The Little Prince 13.7 MB 
A Matter of Logic 13.8 MB 
Bring on the Angels 13.6 MB 
The Stronger 13.5 MB 
Another Point Of View 13.6 MB 
The Eternal Joan 13.4 MB 
Portrait of Paris 13.3 MB 
The Case of the White Kitten 27.0 MB 
Portrait of London 13.5 MB 
Star Boy 13.3 MB 
Subways Are for Sleeping 13.1 MB 
Only Johnny Knows 26.6 MB 
Colloquy #2 - A Dissertation on Love 13.7 MB 
The Billion Dollar Failure of Figger Fallup 26.9 MB 
Colloquy #3 - An Analysis of Satire 13.4 MB 
The Hither and Thither of Danny Dither 26.8 MB 
A Pride of Carrots (Venus Well Served) 13.6 MB 
The Oedipus Story 13.4 MB 
Roughing It 27.5 MB 
A Writer at Work 13.3 MB 
The Legend of Annie Christmas 27.3 MB 
When the Mountain Fell 12.9 MB 
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue 13.1 MB 
Colloquy #4 - The Joe Miller Joke Book 10.6 MB 
Report on the Weans 11.4 MB 
Sounds of a Nation 11.3 MB 
The King of the Cats 11.4 MB 
The Day the Roof Fell In 11.2 MB 
I Was the Duke 11.3 MB 
The Big Event (The Law of Averages) 11.3 MB 
All Is Bright 11.4 MB 
Carl Sandburg's 79th Birthday 11.3 MB 
No Time for Heartaches 11.4 MB 
Fire at Malibu 11.5 MB 
The Crazy Life 22.7 MB 
La Grande Breteche (Opera) 11.4 MB 
1489 Words 23.4 MB 
Space Merchants Part 1 11.3 MB 
Space Merchants Part 2 11.3 MB 
Ballad of the Iron Horse 11.4 MB 
Air Raid (Prevarications of Mr Peeps) 10.9 MB 
The Endless Road 22.0 MB 
Harmonica Solo 11.3 MB 
A Dog's Life 22.2 MB 
Noh Plays of Japan 22.1 MB 
Carlotta's Serape 22.0 MB 
The Son of Man 11.2 MB 
Light Ship 11.0 MB 
Nightmare 11.3 MB 
The Long Way Home 11.1 MB 
Heaven Is in the Sky 11.3 MB 
I Have Three Heads 11.3 MB 
Epitaphs (Spoon River Anthology) 11.4 MB 
The Seven Hills of Rome 11.1 MB 
Housing Problems 11.2 MB 
Meditations on Ecclesiastes 11.2 MB 
The Battle of Gettysburg 11.2 MB 
You Could Look It Up 10.8 MB 
The Silent Witness 11.1 MB 
The Green Hills of Earth 21.9 MB 
Never Bet the Devil Your Head 22.6 MB 
The Heart of the Man 22.1 MB 
Malihini Magic (Vacations) 11.4 MB 
The Celestial Omnibus 21.7 MB 
Sweet Cherries in Charleston 11.4 MB 
Grief Drives a Black Sedan 22.0 MB 
People Are No Good 11.3 MB 
Time Found Again 10.6 MB 
Young Man Axelbrod 22.6 MB 
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CBS Radio Workshop 966.5 KB 
OTRR_Certified_CBS_Radio_Workshop_thumb.jpg 8.9 KB 
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OTRR_CBS_Radio_Workshop_Singles_meta.xml Metadata 5.2 KB 
Other Files Archive BitTorrent Derivation Rules
OTRR_CBS_Radio_Workshop_Singles_archive.torrent 46.0 KB 
OTRR_CBS_Radio_Workshop_Singles_rules.conf 7.0 B 

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